Episode #080 - Second Chance
Original Airdate - September 17th, 1994
Just before he is to undergo the operation that will restore his face,
Harvey (Two-Face) Dent is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. Batman
and Robin split up to nab the criminal mastermind behind the scheme. Is
it the Penguin, Rupert Thorne, or someone with a more personal
reason for hating Harvey Dent?
Screens by Bleu Unicorn
Pans by Bird Boy
Review by Robin III
Story by Paul Dini, Michael Reaves
Teleplay by Gerry Conway
Directed by Boyd Kirkland
Music Composed by Todd Hayen
Animation by Dong Yang Animation Co., LTD.
Kevin Conroy as Batman
Loren Lester as Robin
Linda Gary as Dr. Nora Crest
Nicholas Guest as Thug
Matt Landers as Frankie
Richard Moll as Two-Face
John Vernon as Rupert Thorne
Paul Williams as Penguin
TWO-FACE: Bruce Wayne picked up the tab for this?
TWO-FACE: Good ol' Bruce, he's never given up on me.
BATMAN WATCHES THROUGH THE SKYLIGHT.
TWO-FACE: Always been my best friend. I remember when we used to close
the town at the Half Moon Club. Most fun we ever had. Heard they were
tearing the old place down. I guess nothing good lasts forever.
ROBIN LANDS UPSIDE DOWN ON THE CAR AND LOOKS THROUGH THE WINDOW. THE
DRIVER IS SHOCKED.
ROBIN: Clean you windshield, mister?
ROBIN: Sorry I wasn't able to stop them.
BATMAN: I'm sure you did your best.
ROBIN: Don't gush all over me, it's embarrassing.
BATMAN: Sorry. Harvey's my friend, and I'm worried about him.
ROBIN: Right, and I'm just a kid in tights.
THORNE: Boys, take the Boy Wonder here down to Gotham Gate bridge and
see how well he flies.
FRANKIE: You know, when I was a kid I used to fish around here. Can't do
it anymore. Know why? Too much garbage! You wouldn't believe the stuff
people toss in the river. It's disgusting.
THEY TOSS ROBIN OVER THE EDGE AND TOWARDS THE WATER BELOW.
PENGUIN: I'd never kidnap a fellow rogue out of a sickbed. It just isn't
BATMAN: Honor among thieves?
PENGUIN: Absolutely. If I were going to attack Harvey I'd do it face to
face Two-Face, heh, so to speak.
BATMAN: You may as well come out. I know everything now.
A SHADOW APPEARS.
BATMAN: You hated Harvey Dent and would do anything to destroy him.
LIGHTNING CRACKS AND THE SHADOW LIFTS SHOWING TWO-FACE.
TWO-FACE: Why not? He was going to destroy me just like I'm going to
BATMAN: You're your own worst enemy, Harvey.
TWO-FACE: No, I'm your worst enemy.
BATMAN: It's your decision now, Harvey. Life or death. The coin or me.
HARVEY: Bruce? Good ol' Bruce. Always there. You never give up on me.
DICK: He's right. You're always there for him.
BRUCE: Yes. Just like you're always there for me.
DICK: Hey, what are friends for?
Review: This episode is quite
the companion to Two-Face Part 1 in showing the true psyche behind both
Harvey Dent and Two-Face. It was well written with a who-dunnit attitude
right until the very end. The addition of the Penguin (portrayed as a
Bird-man of Alcatraz, rather Blackgate) and Rupert Thorne were needed
and not just meaningless cameos. They also provided insight into the
criminal underworld in dealing with one another.
The animation was very good, especially the constant lightning and the
chase in the tunnel with Robin and the car. The look was especially dark
though, accompanied by the sympathetic music made the whole episode very
dark indeed. There were some very nice shadings on the characters,
especially at Blackgate and the last scene with Bruce at Arkham.
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